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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

Governor Goes Into a Grocery Store — Cook Gets Fired

Governor goes into a grocery store. And the cook at Reid’s Fine Foods offers one finger in five for visiting Republican Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina. So the gourmet shop in Charlotte fires the chef. This is no joke....

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Mayor of Charlotte Anthony R. Foxx waves as he walks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

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Mayor of Charlotte Anthony R. Foxx waves as he walks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

Anthony Foxx’s High-Speed Promotion

The party convention that nominated President Barack Obama for a second term played out — and played out almost flawlessly — in Anthony Foxx’s home town. Save for the outdoor stadium rally preempted by fear of rain, sparing the party...

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Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx, right, and others chant for Mitch Stewart during the grand opening of President Obama's regional campaign office on Jan. 5, 2012 in Charlotte.

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Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx, right, and others chant for Mitch Stewart during the grand opening of President Obama's regional campaign office on Jan. 5, 2012 in Charlotte.

Charlotte’s Foxx Eyed for DOT

President Barack Obama is considering Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx for secretary of transportation, according to two people familiar with the matter. Foxx, 41, has been a proponent of street car and light-rail projects as mayor of the city,...

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in Iowa.

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in Iowa.

Jindal’s Warning to ‘The Stupid Party’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a “shining star” of the Republican Party, “someone you can believe in,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said last night in Charlotte as he introduced the RNC winter convention’s keynote speaker. Jindal proceeded to...

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Republican Re-branding Mirrored by States: ‘Lincoln Republicans’

As Republican National Committee members meet in Charlotte to plot a way toward more electoral success, state parties are copying the national party’s reinvention study. Pat Brady, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, announced today that he’s forming his own...

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 27, 2012.

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 27, 2012.

Rebranding Republicans No Tea Party for Priebus, Re-Election Ready

As members of the Republican National Committee gather today in Charlotte, Chairman Reince Priebus is facing what’s expected to be an easy ride to re-election on Friday. That doesn’t mean his second, two-year term won’t be filled with plenty of...

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Vice President Joe Biden on Oct. 2, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden on Oct. 2, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

Biden: Middle Class `Buried’ 4 Years

“I’m supposedly an expert on foreign policy,” Vice President Joe Biden said today. “As all of you know, an expert is a guy from out of town with a briefcase.” That was in Asheville, North Carolina. Earlier today, in Charlotte,...

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